Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Farm Show


Eva and I went to the Butler Farm Show last night. Our county, Butler, also has a fair but I prefer the Farm Show. The Farm Show seems to incorporate the entire farm family. What I mean is that local farms have their whole families participating in the events. It just seems more family oriented than the fair.

So glad I took my camera.










These horses were pulling a 4,000 pound sled. Each team took a turn. The goal was to see who could pull the most weight. Not a contest just for horses. Throughout the week there were truck and tractor pulls, a man thing. Last night was the demolition derby. People bring in old cars and drive around an arena crashing into each other. The last car moving wins. I guess that's how county folks have fun!
Besides seeing horses, cows, sheep, bunnies, goats, pigs and chickens, there was musical entertainment and food---lots of food stalls.


love the boots!

4 comments:

  1. I love a good show. Your dyeing spree looks like you had great fun, beautiful colors. I don't have much luck with bleach, need to practice.

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  2. Thanks for your comment! We visited a friend in Pittsburgh several years ago - the only place in America we have been to and we loved it. Re the dyed paper bags - have you used them to make journal covers etc?

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  3. Your sweet comment is so appreciated. Thank you. The Butler farm show looked great, but the cheesecloth dying project was my idea of a great day.

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  4. nice shots! our fair is an agricultural fair so we get the best of both worlds...though i will admit i love the farming side of it more than the amusement ride side of it. hope you are well!

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